Company passes initial evaluation despite rule about UDRP losses.
Demand Media’s new top level domain company, United TLD Holdco, has passed the initial evaluation stage on one of its TLD applications.
The company passed the initial evaluation for
Fish.com .fishing today.
Demand Media was the biggest question mark amongst big-name TLD applicants with regards to if it would pass initial evaluation.
Part of the initial evaluation is the background check, and passing this requires that the applicant not have three or more UDRP losses in the past four years:
has been involved in a pattern of adverse, final decisions indicating that the applicant or individual named in the application was engaged in cybersquatting as defined in the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA), or other equivalent legislation, or was engaged in reverse domain name hijacking under the UDRP or bad faith or reckless disregard under the ACPA or other equivalent legislation. Three or more such decisions with one occurring in the last four years will generally be considered to constitute a pattern.
Demand Media subsidiary Demand Domains has many UDRP losses.
Of course, I suppose United TLD Holdco is not Demand Domains…